EZ Stretch

Developers: Richard Chen & Maria Vachaparambil

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Our client is a social butterfly that loves to be involved in as much as she can. She used to participate in a plethora of activities ranging from swimming to zumba and could walk with the help of her walker up to a few […]

The Sensory Studio: Facilitated art engagement for children with cerebral palsy

Developers: Amy Cheng and Alex Guevara

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Children with disabilities are often unable to participate in classroom art activities due to the barriers that typical classroom equipment pose. This project was intended to facilitate art engagement in a pre-kindergarten classroom in downtown Durham. The final device is a fully adjustable and […]

O2.0: Improving User Experience with Home Oxygen Therapy

Developers: Marisha Madhira and Nick Sieja

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


The use of In-Home Oxygen Therapy has revolutionized treatment options for patients with diseases like COPD and Emphysema. The use of an Oxygen Concentrator to provide supplemental oxygen improves quality of life for patients, but the convenience of this method is limited by the […]

Hang 10: a prosthetic adaptation for shoulder disarticulation

Developers: Lucas Hoffmann, Juan Velasquez

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves



Each year, approximately 185,000 Americans undergo amputation of a limb [1]. Our client is part of that group of people as she has had a complete amputation of her right arm. As a result of the surgery, her right side is approximately […]

Engaging Easley

Developers: Monique Goldsmith & Prakash Sundar

Advisors: Deanna St. John

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves

IntroductionAbstract Abstract In today’s world with all the current technology device are often used as teaching aids. Our clients are students in a multi-handicap classroom who need an academic device that is tailored to their disability needs. We sought […]

Bubble Chaser: Insulin Reservoir Filling Device for People with Visual Impairments

Developers: Edward Liang and Sharon Sangermano

Advisors: Nancy Lelle-Michel, RN

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Abstract Our client has type I diabetes and must fill her insulin reservoir every two to three days. However, her retinopathy has made it difficult for her to locate and purge air bubbles in the reservoir. When introduced to […]

School Supports

Developers: Sameer Pandhare, Emily Shannon, Alice Silberstein

Advisors: Edie Kahn, OTR, Whitney Mallallieu, PT, Kathy Davis, SLP, Josie Ghigliotty, VS, Pam Morgan, Teacher

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Abstract For children with disabilities, teaching and therapy sessions require flexibility in presenting materials, the ability to switch between tasks easily, and room to store […]

Timing and Alert System for Students with Autism

Developers: Elizabeth Yonko, Drew Levy, Karolina DiStasi

Advisors: Julie Morin and Nina Zornes

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves

Abstract Our client is a high school student with autism spectrum disorder, which affects his ability to communicate verbally with his teacher and his perception of timing and routines. While he has access to assistive communication devices […]

DECI Box Builders

Developers: Lindsay Hulley and Yasiel Trujillo

Advisors: Tara Moore

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves

Abstract Mary is an adult female with mild intellectual disabilities, and Mark is an adult male with multiple physical and cognitive impairments. Both Mary and Mark are employees at DECI, a non-profit vocational rehabilitation program, where they currently do simple jobs […]

One Thing Straight: A Posture Monitoring and Alert System

Developers: Alexandra Kanaris, Katherine Lee, and Zoë Roecker

Advisors: Darcy Cooper, PT

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves



Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects more than ten million people worldwide [1]. One prevalent symptom of PD is the loss of postural awareness and tendency to slouch forward. Our client was looking […]